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Full text of "Flora Indica Vol-I"

$46                                         FLORA INDICA.

berulis, pcdunculis extra-alar il us > floribna extzis luridu viridibua intus
rudris v. pur-pureis inocloris, bacca mat/uttudine cerasi pulposa putre-
dine dehisce Jite.

1. B. longifolia (Wall. Linn. Soc. Trans, xv. 442. t. 1%.^—Hook.
Ic. PI. t. 809, 810, et in Ami. Sc. Nat. 8er. 3. xvii. 301. t. 21 • Griffith,
Not. PI. Asiat. i. 218. t. 57.'/; Planchon, Etudes des NympJi. Ann. Sc.
Nat. Ser. 3. xix. 56.

H A.B. In Pegu ad Bangoon, Wallich! Tenasserim ad Martaban, Lobb!
et Mergui, Griffith! — (Fl. hiejne.) (v.s.)

Jtftizoma (ex sicco) breve, perpendieulaxe, ^ J unc. longitudine, libras plurimas
crassas dcmittente, pilis crectis mollibus dense iaterlextis villosum. Petioli spithamaji,
graciles. Folia pctiolis iequilouga, 1-lw unc. luLa. Flores -^-l.V uiic. longi. Sejiala

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liueari-obloHgu, costa crnssa exserta percursa.    Pciala sub-3-&criata3 brevia, obtusa,
Stamina superiors ad filamcuta brevia hamata rcductu.

Suborder II. CABOMBE.E.
Sepala et yetala detinita, liber a. Stamina toro inserta, hypogyna.
Qvaria 3-18, disco v. toro explanato inserta. Qvula 2-3, suturos dorsali
inserta.
4. BRASENIA, Sclireb.
Sepala 3. Petala 3, sessilia, liuearia, sepalis altcrna. Stamina 12-
18 ; antheris linearibus, rimis latcralibus dcbisceutibus. Ovaria 0-18,
cylindracea, apicc brevifcer atfgustuta, dein in stigma til iutus longitudi-
naliter villosa subdilatata. — Herba aqmtica^ rhizomate repente, cade
ramoso, peduncidis psMwque nwcilayine indutis, foliis alternis peltatis
eUiptico-oblongis $&wincrtii$> pedunculis axillaribus apice mdincrassatis,
floribus rubric
The remarkable little water-plant upon which this gemis is founded is a native of
the United Slates of North America and Canada, and was found early in the present
century by Mr. Brown in Australia, and latterly by GrilUth in the Khasia Mountains
and Bhotan. Jttaiug inconfqucuouB, it is probably not HO rare as is supposed to be the
case. We are quite unttbln to detect any difference between our specimens which we
have preserved in apirits, and tlio excellent analysis in Gray's l Genera of United
States Plants/ except that the iilnmeuts and donnm of the sepals arc puberulous.
Asa Gray observes that the curious mucilaginous covering of the peduncles and pe-
tioles is formed by the rapid formation and rupturing of nuceeasive epithelial cells, as
mucilage is formed on the surfaces of nniinal mucous incuibranea ; we may observe that
the gelatmoua coat of 4he stieds of various Contpositte and Gruelftrtf is ({«;t<! analo-
gous. Gray further states that (he vhizoma contains obloug truiun cicely auuidutcd
starch-grains of unusual sb(s? the larger being -j}-4 inch long.
1. B. peltata (Vursh, PI, 1W. Am. ii. M\\).—Tt)rf*y el Gray, II.
N. Am. i. 56, llydroprlfis pisrinimi, Hkhnrd^ In JLfhb. .FL Bor. AMI*
i. 824. L 29, et in Am. Mm. xvii. 230. L 5./ 2B ; Bat. May. 1. 1147 ;
DC. Sy*t. ii. Sr, Prods, i. 118,— rfcv/r. lti*t. Notes, p. 100,
HAB. Khasia props Nonkrcm, (*r$it/i9 cfe ad Joowyc, alt. 4500 pcd. !
Bhotau, ad Saatagoung prope kanaka, tilt. 6000 ped., QrljfUk. — (¥J,
restate,) (1?, v.)